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Poster: jonc Date: Jun 24, 2010 8:09am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Judge sides with Google in $1B Viacom lawsuit

I thought this was interesting. It has some relevance to the Archive.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2012191916_googleviacom24.html

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge in New York sided with Google in a $1 billion copyright lawsuit filed by media company Viacom over YouTube videos, saying the service promptly removed illegal materials as required under federal law.


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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffThe_Emperor_Of_Television Date: Jun 25, 2010 12:34am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Judge sides with Google in $1B Viacom lawsuit

The whole idea of the lawsuit was flawed. Many of the videos uploaded were less than a minute long. Some were as short as 8 seconds (I should know, since I viewed quite a few videos later removed by Viacom, and some of my friends on YouTube left because really old closing logos they uploaded were being removed, sometimes resulting in their accounts being suspended). Hardly worth a billion dollars.

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Poster: jonc Date: Jun 25, 2010 7:57am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Judge sides with Google in $1B Viacom lawsuit

There have been quite a few full-length shows uploaded in 8-10 minute segments. I've saved a couple of them myself.

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Poster: FP   Date: Jun 25, 2010 12:10pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Judge sides with Google in $1B Viacom lawsuit

Viacom was caught uploading many of the videos it claimed infringed its copyrights.

Was this brought up at trial?

Article:

http://tinyurl.com/2ffcvyx

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Poster: George Peter Gatsis Date: Jun 25, 2010 2:33pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Judge sides with Google in $1B Viacom lawsuit

Viacom are a bunch of A$$holes!!!

I did the Colbert Challenge and was getting the top result when people where searching for it on youtube...

http://www.youtube.com/tbdeinc

Then Viacom sends a copyright infringement notice against me.

Tried to inform The Colbert Report on this bogus claim... never got it resolved... so I re-posted my Colbert Challenge and for some reason... I wasn't at the top of the search list... anymore... Viacom's video's were now at the top of the search list...

Google winning is a big step to stopping such abuse of power... especially where it should not even be happening.

GPG

This post was modified by George Peter Gatsis on 2010-06-25 21:31:55

This post was modified by George Peter Gatsis on 2010-06-25 21:33:23

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